July 2017

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More than One Path to Striking Cheekbones

Facial Fillers Denver, CO Cheekbones are one of the telltale indicators of youth and beauty. Conjure up images of any woman that is known for her beauty and the chances that she’s got prominent, high cheekbones are very good. Men and women alike express concern when they start to notice that their cheeks have gone flat, or flatter than usual.

It is not difficult to add volume to the mid-face. Advances in aesthetic medicine have made it incredibly easy to resolve some cosmetic concerns, often without surgery. However, when it comes to the cheeks, it’s important to know that there are two paths that may be taken.

Fullness through Fillers

Soft tissue fillers have taken the world by storm. From the moment word started to spread about the use of fillers to smooth line and wrinkles, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the area of anti-aging. Over time, new filler products have been developed to achieve specific results. The Juvéderm® family of products has expanded exponentially as this company has developed ways to increase and decrease the viscosity of their fillers. Juvéderm® Voluma is now one of the most common treatments for restoring mid face volume. Another potential treatment for this objective is Sculptra. The two products differ in their base ingredient, and in the mechanism of action beneath the skin. We perform a thorough consultation to help our patients decide which filler is right for their needs, or if they may want something a little more permanent.

Cheek Implants

Facial implants have been used for many years, and are as beneficial to contouring as other, more well-known implants. Cheek implant surgery is much less invasive and complex than most people imagine. Biocompatible, malleable implants can be inserted during another procedure, such as lower blepharoplasty or facelift surgery, or they may be placed in a standalone operation.

There are two reasons why a person may choose cheek implants rather than fillers to add beautiful contours to the mid face. One is that more projection is desired than what is possible with dermal fillers. Cheek implants are customized to an individual bone structure to add fullness to the appropriate part of the cheek to the ideal degree. Another benefit achieved with cheek implants versus fillers is that the cheekbones are more visible for years rather than months. And, these structures can be removed at a later date if so desired.

Is the landscape of your face in need of the right “hills and valleys?” Let’s talk. Call Fante Eye & Face Centre in Denver.

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Brow Lift Details you Need to Know

Brow Lift Denver, CO At some point in the aging process, most men and women become concerned about the skin around their eyes. This delicate tissue seems to be more susceptible to thinness and sagging as collagen stores become depleted, and that can mean a host of problems that need to be addressed. Over the years, cosmetic surgery procedures have been refined to allow for targeted improvements. To correct eyelid hooding or bagging caused by a heavy brow, patients don’t have to agree to an entire facelift. In fact, they may not have to agree to surgery at all.

Surgical Correction for Drooping Brows

Typically, we consider brow lifting to be a cosmetic endeavor. It’s true that a large majority of people do undergo treatment to look younger. However, it is also important to know that there may be medical value in the lifting of the brow, as well. For instance, individuals who have been affected by some degree of facial paralysis may have a difficult time seeing due to the heaviness of the brow line. In such instances, brow lift surgery can mitigate vision impairment while also restoring facial symmetry.

For cosmetic improvements that are not related to brow sagging, patients may seek upper or lower eyelid blepharoplasty. This procedure or the pair of procedures removes excess skin and may reposition fat pads appropriately to liven up the eyes with the appearance of youthfulness.

What you need to know is that brow lift surgery corrects aging around the eyes in one way, and blepharoplasty in another. Sometimes, patients schedule these procedures together to maximize their outcome. A thorough consultation is performed to determine if a brow lift or blepharoplasty would best address existing concerns.

Safety of Eye Surgery

Thousands of eyelid procedures are performed on a routine basis. Dr. Fante has a focused educational background that includes training in oculoplastic surgery and ophthalmology, as well as other facial procedures. This training facilitates a degree of precision not found with every surgical team. Risks associated with brow lift surgery include asymmetry and infection, though these risks are quite low.

Why Choose Surgical Brow or Eyelid Surgery

The distinct advantage to surgical correction of the brow or eyelid drooping is long-lasting results. Though skin and tissue change over time, brow lift surgery and blepharoplasty are procedures that accomplish the objective of longevity.

Learn more about eyelid rejuvenation during a consultation in our Denver office.


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